Jun 22, 2010
Meet the Team!
I am Stephen Bergin, a rising senior at Duke University with
a major in chemistry. Although I have spent most of college in the lab, I was excited to learn about the unique Duke Engage opportunity that would allow me to travel to Medellín. From an outsider’s perspective built primarily upon news reports focused on drugs and violence of the 90s, Medellin appeared to be one of the last places I should
want to travel. Beyond this lingering stigma however, were the pictures, smiles and stories of Colombians living happily. I hope that my time in Medellin will enable me to meet these people who are the living proof of the softer side of Medellin and to learn what this beautiful country and i
ts culture have to offer. After I leave Medellin, I hope that the experiences made and friendships forged will be meaningful so that I can speak of Medellín as less of an outsider and as more of a person with a vested interest in the well being of the Carlos E. Restrepo community